Spooky Tooth

Spooky Tooth

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Formed in 1967, Spooky Tooth quickly moved into progressive rock during the heady days of the late 60s. The original band comprised Gary Wright (b. 26 April 1945, Englewood, New Jersey, USA; keyboards, vocals) plus a band named Art (see "Art (2)") that featured Mike Kellie (b. 24 March 1947, Birmingham, England; drums), Luther Grosvenor (b. 23 December 1946, Evesham, Worcestershire, England; guitar), Mike Harrison (2) (b. 3 September 1945, Carlisle, Cumberland, England; vocals) and Greg Ridley (b. 23 October 1947, Cumberland, England; bass). Their hard work on the English club scene won through, although their only commercial success was in the USA. They combined hard-edged imaginative versions of non-originals with their own considerable writing abilities. Their self-indulgent excursion with Pierre Henry on Ceremony was a change of direction that found few takers, save for the superb cover painting by British artist John Holmes. Then a number of personnel changes: Ridley had departed for Humble Pie, Gary Wright left to form Wonderwheel and Grosvenor later emerged as "Ariel Bender" in Stealers Wheel and Mott The Hoople. Three members of the Grease Band joined; Henry McCullough (b. Portstewart, Ireland), Chris Stainton and Alan Spenner. The band broke up shortly after its release, although various members, including Foreigner's Mick Jones, Bryson Graham (drums), Mike Patto and Ian Herbert (bass) eventually regrouped for three further albums which, while competent, showed no progression and were all written to a now dated rock formula. The original line-up of Spooky Tooth, minus Gary Wright, regrouped in 1999 to record a worthy album for the German Ruf label.
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Spooky Tooth Discography

Albums

885 444 TY Spooky Tooth It's All About (Album) Island Records, Island Records 885 444 TY Germany 1968 Sell This Version
ILPS 9107, ILPS-9107 Spooky Tooth / Pierre Henry Spooky Tooth / Pierre Henry - Ceremony: An Electronic Mass (Album) Island Records, Island Records ILPS 9107, ILPS-9107 UK 1969 Sell This Version
ILPS 9098 Spooky Tooth Spooky Two (Album) Island Records ILPS 9098 UK 1969 Sell This Version
SP4266, SP-4266 Spooky Tooth Featuring Mike Harrison (2) Spooky Tooth Featuring Mike Harrison (2) - The Last Puff (Album) Island Records, Island Records SP4266, SP-4266 US 1970 Sell This Version
SIL-934230, SP-4300 Spooky Tooth Tobacco Road (Album) A&M Records SIL-934230, SP-4300 New Zealand 1971 Sell This Version
SP-4385 Spooky Tooth You Broke My Heart So...I Busted Your Jaw (Album) Island Records SP-4385 US 1973 Sell This Version
SW-9337 Spooky Tooth Witness (Album) Island Records SW-9337 Canada 1973 Sell This Version
ILPS 9292 Spooky Tooth The Mirror (Album) Island Records ILPS 9292 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
5141614452 Spooky Tooth Cross Purpose (Album) Ruf Records 5141614452 US 1999 Sell This Version
BSTMCD002, GAS 0000002 BSM, EDL EAG 369-2 Spooky Tooth Live In Europe (Album) Blue Storm Music BSTMCD002, GAS 0000002 BSM, EDL EAG 369-2 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
GELM 4182 Spooky Tooth Nomad Poets - Live In Germany 2004(CD, Album) Koch Records GELM 4182 US 2007 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

WIP 6022 Spooky Tooth Sunshine Help Me (Single) Island Records WIP 6022 UK 1967 Sell This Version
SIR 20089, SIR 20-089 Spooky Tooth The Weight Island Records SIR 20089, SIR 20-089 Italy 1968 Sell This Version
WIP-6037 Spooky Tooth Love Really Changed Me Island Records WIP-6037 UK 1968 Sell This Version
M-12.103 Spooky Tooth Love Really Changed Me(7", Pro) Mala M-12.103 US 1968 Sell This Version
WIP 6058 Spooky Tooth That Was Only Yesterday / Oh! Pretty Woman (Single) Island Records WIP 6058 Netherlands 1969 Sell This Version
6060 WIP Spooky Tooth Son Of Your Father (Single) Island Records 6060 WIP France 1969 Sell This Version
388 862 UF Spooky Tooth Waitin' For The Wind / Feelin' Bad (Single) Island Records 388 862 UF Germany 1969 Sell This Version
16.12.69 HC Pierre Henry Avec Spooky Tooth / Aphrodite's Child Pierre Henry Avec Spooky Tooth / Aphrodite's Child - Un Evenement ! - En Avant-Première(7", Single, Promo) Philips 16.12.69 HC France 1969 Sell This Version
1110 Spooky Tooth Feelin' Bad(7", Promo) A&M Records 1110 US 1969 Sell This Version
6009 047 Pierre Henry / Spooky Tooth Pierre Henry / Spooky Tooth - Offering / Have Mercy (Single) Philips 6009 047 France 1970 Sell This Version
6014 023 Spooky Tooth I Am The Walrus (Single) Island Records 6014 023 France 1970 Sell This Version
11001 AT Spooky Tooth I Am The Walrus / Son Of Your Father / That Was Only Yesterday (Single, Maxi) Island Records 11001 AT Germany 1970 Sell This Version
6014 007 Spooky Tooth Better By You, Better Than Me / Waitin' For The Wind(7", Single, Mono) Island Records 6014 007 France 1970 Sell This Version
WIP 6168 Spooky Tooth All Sewn Up (Single) Island Records WIP 6168 UK 1973 Sell This Version